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Flashcards in Affirmative Action Deck (23):
1

Which of the following is not a historically disadvantaged group?

Veterans
Women
Caucasians
Pacific islanders

Caucasians

2

President Kennedy in 1961 introduced the term ___________ for the concept of redressing the effects of persistent discriminatory employment practices in spite of civil rights laws and constitutional guarantees.

Affirmative Action

3

President Johnson issued Executive Order 11246, which required that _________ have a nondiscrimination clause in contracts and abide by its terms.

Contractors and subcontractors working with the federal government

4

Without having to file lawsuits, the federal government may suspend or cancel contracts with contractors that are not in compliance with (AA) or debar them from bidding on future government contracts.

True

5

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that contractors, including subcontractors, with _______ or more employees and contracts valued at ________ or more must take “affirmative action to employ qualified individuals with disabilities.

50 : $50,000

6

Regulation of Affirmative Action is overseen by:

OFCCP
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

7

Which of the following is not included as a protected group in a federal contractor's mandatory nondiscrimination clause?

Sex
Affinity orientation
Religion
Color

Affinity orientation

8

OFCCP regulations require that for contracts over $________, the contractor must prepare a written AA plan within 120 days of the contract start date.

$50,000

9

Which of the following is a basic AA plan requirement?

Reasonable-self analysis
Reasonable rationale for taking corrective action
Reasonable action
All of the Above

All of the Above

10

What are the two main approaches to preparing an organizational profile?

Organizational display or workforce analysis

11

What is a job group analysis?

Grouping jobs within an organization by function, responsibilities, and potential, and then rendering an analysis on the characteristics of each employee in the job group

12

There is no precise method for determining under-utilization.

True

13

If a federal contractor is not following AA regulations, the Department of Labor can do all of the following except:

Cancel the contract
Debar contractors from bidding on future contracts
Publish the names of offending contractors
Require a certain number of minorities be hired by a certain date

Require a certain number of minorities be hired by a certain date

14

What is Judicial Affirmative Action?

Affirmative action applied to private parties in discrimination lawsuits

15

What action did the courts take in the Sheet metal workers v. EEOC case?

Imposed an AA plan remedy upon the union which required a fund be set up, and other action taken, to assist in reaching the goal of 29 percent nonwhite membership in the union

16

What is reverse discrimination?

When an employee alleges disparate treatment under Title VII in cases where an employer, subject to an AA plan preference, impermissibly considers race and gender in an employment practice in favor of another

17

In the Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (Bakke) case, a white medical school applicant challenged the University of California at Davis’ policy of setting aside 16% of admission spots for “disadvantaged” minority applicants who could also compete in the standard applicant pool. Mr. Bakke was qualified to be admitted, and argued that the strict 16% standard was an impermissible quota and unfair. Which of the following is correct?

The Supreme Court agreed that the AA method used by the university was unlawful, as it gave an unwarranted advantage to minority applicants.

18

Which of the following does AA prohibit?

Preferences
Placement goals
Preferences and placement goals
Quotas

Quotas

19

Affirmative action applies to the majority of the workforce.

False
Affirmative action applies to only about 20 percent of the workforce.

20

Affirmative Action plan must contain three basic requirements. What are these requirements?

1. Reasonable self-analysis
2. Reasonable rationale for taking corrective action
3. Reasonable action

21

Types of job (self) analyses.

Organizational profile and Job group analysis

22

Judicial affirmative action plan.

Court ordered. Court develops and monitors plan of corrective action.

23

Consent decree

Court allows parties to develop an agreed upon plan by way of settlement